No Tuschen policing group members detained – police
The Guyana Police Force yesterday denied that members of the Tuschen Community Police Group had been detained in connection with a shooting incident early last month.
The force response comes more than a week after an article under the caption “Police detain six members of Community Policing Group instead of chasing suspected bandits” was published in the Stabroek News. Residents had expressed dissatisfaction at the police’s handling of the matter and claimed that shots were discharged by a licensed firearm holder after suspected bandits were seen running from an abandoned house. They also lambasted the police for not only failing to answered numerous telephone calls to the Leonora Police Station on suspicious men being spotted but arresting the CPG members and the licensed firearm holder, instead of launching a search for the suspicious men.